Augmented human communication research at Nara Institute of Science and Technology

3 marzo 2017
Versione stampabile

Time: h. 12:00 pm
Location: Polo scientifico e tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari", Building Povo 1, via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento) -  Room Ofek

Speaker

Dr. Satoshi Nakamura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Abstract

Toward enhancement of human communication abilities, the AHC Laboratory is promoting the research and education on a wide variety of technologies that support communications between human-to-human and human-to-computer, including multilingual incremental speech-to-speech translation, dialog systems, speech and emotion recognition/synthesis, and brain analysis related human communication. High priority is placed not only to the theoretical aspect but also the technical applicability, including the practical application of a prototype system. In this talk we also introduce our latest activities at NAIST AHC laboratory. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Satoshi Nakamura is Professor of Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, Honorarprofessor of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and ATR Fellow. He received his B.S. from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1981 and Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1992. He was Associate Professor of Graduate School of Information Science at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1994-2000. He was Director of ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories in 2000-2008 and Vice president of ATR in 2007-2008. He was Director General of Keihanna Research Laboratories and the Executive Director of Knowledge Creating Communication Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan in 2009-2010. He is currently Director of Augmented Human Communication laboratory and a full professor of Graduate School of Information Science at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He is interested in modeling and systems of speech-to-speech translation and speech recognition. He is one of the leaders of speech-to-speech translation research and has been serving for various speech-to-speech translation research projects in the world including C-STAR, IWSLT and A-STAR. He was a project leader of the world first network-based commercial speech-to-speech translation service for 3-G mobile phones in 2007 and VoiceTra project for iPhone in 2010. From 2014 he is also coordinating NAIST Big Data Project.

Contact person regarding this talk: prof. Giuseppe Riccardi, giuseppe.riccardi [at] unitn.it